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Allium cernuum Roth
NODDING ONION
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Allium cernuum, whole plant - in flower - general view
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Allium cernuum, whole plant - in flower - general view

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Allium cernuum, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Allium cernuum, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
Allium cernuum, stem - showing leaf bases
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Allium cernuum, stem - showing leaf bases

Allium cernuum, leaf - basal or on lower stem
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Allium cernuum, leaf - basal or on lower stem
Allium cernuum, pollen
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Allium cernuum, pollen

Allium cernuum
© Kay Yatskievych, 2003 · 1
Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum, flower
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Allium cernuum, flower

Allium cernuum, Nodding Onion
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011 · 1
Allium cernuum, Nodding Onion

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena vicinoides @ BBSL (1)

Protandrena neomexicanus @ BBSL (10)
Apidae  Anthophora montana @ BBSL (1)

Apis mellifera @ BBSL (25)

Bombus rufocinctus @ BBSL (2)
Colletidae  Colletes kincaidii @ BBSL (5)

Colletes lutzi @ BBSL (1)

Colletes phaceliae @ BBSL (15)
Halictidae  Lasioglossum inconditus @ BBSL (1)

Lasioglossum ruidosense @ BBSL (1)
Megachilidae  Megachile dentitarsus @ BBSL (1)

Megachile perihirta @ BBSL (3)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia allii @ BPI (1)

Puccinia blasdalei @ BPI (3)

Puccinia granulispora @ BPI (26)

Puccinia mutabilis @ BPI (1)
_  bee Bombus @ I_NLA (1)

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Allium cernuum Roth
nodding onion

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General Information
Symbol: ALCE2
Group: Monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Native Status:
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©Thomas G. Barnes. Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky . University Press of Kentucky. Usage Requirements .

Patrick J. Alexander. Usage Requirements .

Tracey Slotta. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh. Usage Requirements .

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers . United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements .

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers . United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 498. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae – Lily family
Genus Allium L. – onion
Species Allium cernuum Roth – nodding onion

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 3 subspecies of Allium cernuum . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Allium cernuum</i>
Roth var. <i>
cernuum </i>
Allium cernuum var. cernuum
nodding onion Distribution of <i>
Allium cernuum</i>
Roth var. <i>
neomexicanum</i>
(Rydb.) J.F. Macbr.
Allium cernuum var. neomexicanum
New Mexican nodding onion Distribution of <i>
Allium cernuum</i>
Roth var. <i>
obtusum</i>
Cockerell ex J.F. Macbr.
Allium cernuum var. obtusum
nodding onion

Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Iowa nodding wild onion Threatened
Minnesota nodding wild onion Threatened
New York wild onion Threatened
Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Arkansas Allium
wild onion, wild garlic Noxious weed

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains UPL
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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Kemper Center for Home Gardening (ALCE2)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (ALCE2)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (ALCE2)
Native Plants Network (ALCE2)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (ALCE2)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (ALCE2)

Wildlife

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Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Wild Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0203 0598 [detail]
© 2003 Jeff Abbas

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Wild Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0203 0599 [detail]
© 2003 Jeff Abbas

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Wild Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0203 0600 [detail]
© 2003 Jeff Abbas

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0804 0141 [detail]
© 2004 Robert Sivinski

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0705 0800 [detail]
© 2005 Jerry Murray

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0705 0801 [detail]
© 2005 Jerry Murray

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0705 0802 [detail]
© 2005 Jerry Murray

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0705 0803 [detail]
© 2005 Jerry Murray

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0705 0804 [detail]
© 2005 Jerry Murray

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
nodding onion
ID: 0000 0000 1006 0286 [detail]
© 2006 Matt Below

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0809 1133 [detail]
© 2009 Ron Wolf

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0809 1134 [detail]
© 2009 Ron Wolf

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0809 1132 [detail]
© 2009 Ron Wolf

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0809 2165 [detail]
© 2009 Barry Breckling

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0809 2166 [detail]
© 2009 Barry Breckling

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 1209 2224 [detail]
© 2009 Neal Kramer

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 1209 2223 [detail]
© 2009 Neal Kramer

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
ID: 0000 0000 0912 0544 [detail]
© 2012 RT Hawke

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
ID: 0000 0000 1213 1841 [detail]
© 2013 John Doyen

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0815 0028 [detail]
© 2015 Barry Breckling

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 0915 2630 [detail]
© 2015 Barry Breckling

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 1015 2291 [detail]
© 2015 Barry Breckling

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 1015 2371 [detail]
© 2015 Barry Breckling

Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
ID: 0000 0000 1015 2372 [detail]
© 2015 Barry Breckling

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